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Job Type

Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract


In Person

Job Information


Residential Counsellors are responsible for supporting clients in all aspects of daily living, follow

consistent IPPs and Behaviour Modification programs, provide medication monitoring, attend

appointments with clients, accompany clients on recreation outings and complete required


You will be successful in this role if you are respectful to everyone you support and work with, put

clients needs first, have a good sense of professional boundaries, possess good judgement, and have an innate ability to make people feel good. This is a unionized position and is eligible for Collective Agreement benefits. Perks and benefits include the following: extended health and dental coverage, life insurance, enrolment in a Group Retirement Savings Plan, paid public holidays, paid vacation, free parking, and a casual dress code.

Education and Experience


  • Completed post-secondar education in Human Services (Psychology, Sociology, etc.) or related

  • field OR 2 years related experience in an RRW level position.

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, online training)

  • Completion of Core Competencies preferred


  • Work, volunteer, or lived experience in a care position/support capacity

  • Understanding of mental health disorders and symptoms


  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work in an environment with challenging client behaviors

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to make appropriate decisions during client crises or house emergencies

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Positive representative for the Agency

  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, online training)

Wage Rate

$20.32 per hour

Job Types: Part-time, full-time

We appreciate your interest in Metro Community Housing Association. Only those candidates selected to move forward in our recruitment process will be contacted. We are happy to make an offer of employment after a positive interview! (Any offer made at that time is conditional on receiving satisfactory references, clear criminal record check. etc.). We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: $20.32 per hour


10 hour shift

Day shift

Evening shift

Night shift

Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

Overtime pay

Application question(s):

Can you work in Halifax, Dartmouth, or both?

Are you looking for full-time or part-time employment?

  • Licence/Certification:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR (Level C) (preferred)

  • Food Handler Certification (preferred)

  • Work Location: In person

About the Company

Metro Community Housing Association is a non-profit, community-based agency that provides support to persons living with mental illness. MCHA operates residential settings throughout Halifax and Dartmouth under the umbrella of Department of Community Services and has grown to 15 locations following the opening of our newest home in 2021.
Established in 1974, MCHA manages small option homes, group homes, complex care homes, a community transition house, and residential care facility. We also offer supported apartment services to those participants living independently.

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